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In a case of Bitcoin phishing in South Korea, Interpol issues a “purple notice.”

According to local media sources, South Korean police have given information on a crypto-related voice phishing case to Interpol after getting a purple notice on two transnational crimes that harmed locals.

Last May, a person posing as a public prosecutor was accused of convincing a victim to buy and transfer over $100,000 in Bitcoin.

According to the National Police Agency (KNPA), cryptocurrency crimes are on the rise in South Korea, including a case in which investors lost about $2 billion last year.

Interpol and its 195 member nations have now received incident information from the voice phishing case from KNPA.

The purple notice from Interpol is a request for information on the modus operandi, objects, equipment, or methods of concealment used in cases.

A non-crypto incident involving a sea-jacking case near the coast of Africa was also sought in the purple alert, which occurred in May.

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